The Team Obama “misspoke”-o-meter
Reader Frank e-mails: “Can you please find out how many times the current White House has used “misspoke?”
Ask and ye shall receive! Feel free to add your own examples in comments below or e-mail them to email@example.com with “misspoke”-o-meter in the subject line. I’ll keep a running tally. These are just four of the most prominent cases in the last three months:
4) They call it “walking back.” “White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Wednesday said he had misspoken in calling Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Iran’s ‘elected leader’ and that Washington will let the Iranian people decide whether Iran’s election was fair,” Reuters reports.